No, many children come from families that do not speak any Spanish.
Dear Bilingual Genius Academy,
I have learned a lot from friends (made a bunch of friends!), teachers and people here. And I like the Bilingual Genius Academy because I learn a lot here, sing songs and have fun. I feel great I can use Spanish to speak and sing along. My teacher Ms. Maxi is great. Me encanta esta escuela!
Charlotte Taylor, pupil of class 2012
Our teaching staff in Bilingual Genius Academy are all well-qualified teachers and are fluent is English and Spanish.
In an immersion program, children naturally follow directions and understand by watching gestures and body language, as well as following the group. At this age, the children learn language so quickly and naturally that it only takes a short period of time for them to start understanding fluently. Also, our teachers always check for understanding, and in moments when a direction is needed to keep children safe, they will always use the child’s native language.